Bollywood took to Twitter to share the excitement:
Shah Rukh Khan: “Have a great game Team India. All the best for the World Cup.”
AMRITA RAO: “Whattta Gaime this is gonna be….Good Start Indiaaaaa!!! IndiaVSPakistan. …”
Boman Irani: “It’s a goosebump festival in the Irani household! All standing at attention here for the anthems! #INDvPAK”
Shekhar Kapur: “The mother of all battles begins today. Not with guns and tanks. Nor with bullets. And death belongs only to the ‘death overs’ #IndvsPak”.
Minissha Lamba: “Early to bed, early to rise.. Makes one fresh and alert to watch INDIA vs PAK live! Jai ho India! #CWC15”.
Riteish Deshmukh: “World Cup – India Vs Pakistan- it doesn’t get bigger than this. First thing on TV for Riaan.”
Arbaaz Khan: “2011 watching India vs Pakistan at Mohali. This time on TV in Ajmer. Should be a gr8 game. Too excited can’t sleep :)”
रanviर_ डhoरeय_: “Great, ’cause I’m padding up too. #IndvsPak”.
Manish Malhotra: “Watching the interesting match with my mom who loves cricket @imVkohli is a star”.
arjun rampal: “Omg woke up late. Come on India. The biggest game what’s happening. Just settling in. Ind vs Pak. #chakdeindia”.
parambrata: “My first Cricket World Cup without the 5ft Something man on the field! It’s a strange empty feeling!”